Hall Of Fame

Next Generation Partners

Real estate and construction in Gibraltar


'Unrivalled in the market', Hassans' residential and commercial property team is a go-to practice for all manner of real estate and construction work. For developments, practice head Nicholas Howard and Isaac Levy advise developers across all facets of large-scale real estate developments, specifically in land acquisitions, investment, development finance and conveyancing. Displaying 'unparalleled professionalism and understanding', Gemma Vasquez is the lead for construction mandates. Ian Farrell lends his expertise to town planning work and contentious landlord and tenant issues. Development finance specialist Karl Ghio and associate Meera Aswani are the other key figures to note.

Practice head(s):

Nicholas Howard; Gemma Vasquez; Isaac Levy

Other key lawyers:

Ian Farrell; Karl Ghio; Meera Aswani


‘Arguably the largest legal firm in Gibraltar. The practice enjoys a very diverse team in all areas of the vibrant local economy. ’

‘Isaac Levy is an exceptional lawyer with deep understanding of development finance and the real estate sector both in Gibraltar and internationally.’

‘Nick Howard is a very strong property lawyer and team leader.’

‘Karl Ghio is a rising star of Hassans future.’

‘Hassans enjoys a breadth and depth of expertise in this sector which is unrivalled in the market. They are innovative in their approach to commercial matters relating to property transactions and make sure to work closely with all stakeholders for positive outcomes in a speedy manner. I have always found them responsive, engaging and commercial in their approach.’

‘Ian Farrell is someone I would single out for his no-nonsense commercial acumen, negotiation skills and deep understanding of real-world factors that usually have to be catered for in a legally delicate manner. His abilities in applying context with the Landlord & Tenant Act are superb, especially, as is his ability to navigate heritage considerations in commercial property contract clauses.’

‘The team has a wealth of local knowledge coupled with international experience. Undoubtedly my first port of call.’

‘Gemma Vasquez definitely stands out. Unparalleled professionalism and understanding. ’

Key clients


Ocean Village


Commercial Development Investments Ltd

Hillstone Properties Ltd (Arengos )

Forbes Property Ltd

Tylee Properties Ltd (The Hub)

PC Properties Ltd (E1)

Trusted Novus Group

WDF Properties Ltd

BV Homes Ltd

Orange Bastion Holdings Ltd

SG Holdings Ltd



Alwani Holdings

Criterion North Gorge Ltd

Phoenix Capital Ltd.



Phoenix Real Estate

Kleinwort Hambros

Gibraltar International Bank


Prior Park Schools

North Gorge Properties Limited

TNG Global Foundation

Premier Developments Limited

Work highlights

  • Advise HM Government of Gibraltar, numerous developers, HNW investors and banks in respect of development finance and property finance.
  • Advised HM Government of Gibraltar on the acquisition of Gibdock by the Balaena Group, in particular, the drafting of the provisions of the new lease over the Dockyard.
  • Continued to advise the TNG Global Foundation on two of the largest projects in Gibraltar.


Praised as ‘always extremely professional and responsive’, ISOLAS LLP continues to be involved in high-end residential, commercial and mixed-use developments in Gibraltar. It is also known for its expertise in commercial and residential landlord and tenant work, areas in which Mark Isola KC excels. Samantha Grimes advises landlords on commercial developments, leases and licenses. She is also instructed by developers on construction and development finance work. Sarah Bray and associate Katrina Isola are ‘both standout property lawyers’ and are active in commercial developments and conveyancing.

Practice head(s):

Mark Isola KC; Samantha Grimes

Other key lawyers:

Sarah Bray; Katrina Isola


‘The client service experience from the firm is exceptional. There is always a good dialogue for concerns raised and a feeling of genuine interest for the case at hand.’

‘Isolas are always extremely professional and responsive whenever I deal with them for property sales or purchases. This can make the difference between a sale completing and falling through, and is one of the reasons I like to use them. They are very experienced in this field and also work well with whichever other law firm may be representing the other party.’

‘Sarah Bray champions diversity and inclusion both at her firm and on the local stage. She is also passionate about sustainability and is working in an industry which has the opportunity to lead in terms of green developments. She is definitely at the forefront of this agenda!’

‘I often deal with Sarah Bray and Katrina Isola, and can highly recommend their professional and friendly approach to dealing with any situation or complication that may arise. ’

‘One of the keys differences between Isolas and other law firms in Gibraltar is that the property department are always working together. There is always somebody available to contact whether it be phone/email or even whatsapp. ’

‘Sarah Bray and Katrina Isola are both standout property lawyers in Gibraltar.’

‘The team go above and beyond to keep you updated throughout the conveyancing process which was extremely reassuring. The team is also led by a young female Partner in a traditionally male-orientated industry. The team work diligently and sometimes to extremely tight deadlines to deliver excellent results for all parties.’

Key clients

HM Government of Gibraltar

Gibraltar Naval Trust

Work highlights

  • Advising His Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar in relation to the £90m project over the Eastside reclamation by the TNG Global Foundation group of companies.
  • Acting on behalf of the Gibraltar Naval Trust, a registered charity, in relation to the sale of the premises known as Wessex House to the Ministry of Defence.

Triay Lawyers Ltd

Triay Lawyers Ltd‘s full-service real estate team impresses with its extensive knowledge of high-value residential conveyancing, affordable housing transactions, special ownership restrictions, off-plan purchasing and financings. Julian Triay is recognised as one of the most active conveyancing partners in the market and routinely acts for leading commercial landlords and commercial tenants. Abraham Serfaty KC is recommended for financing transactions. Daniel Herbertis an excellent associate and very much the future of this practice’; he advises on residential and commercial conveyancing, contentious and non-contentious landlord and tenant issues, and corporate financing and property acquisitions.

Practice head(s):

Julian Triay; Abraham Serfaty KC

Other key lawyers:

Daniel Herbert


‘We have been using Triay Lawyers for over a decade and have consistently found them to be extremely professional in their dealings of our affairs. We have always felt that we were in good hands with every aspect of each process explained to us carefully and in detail.’

‘I have worked with Julian Triay on various occasions and value his knowledge and advice. Daniel Herbert is an excellent associate and very much the future of this practice.’

‘Daniel Herbert is a an absolute credit to this firm. Professional, friendly, and efficient, Daniel was with us every step of the way.’

Key clients

Anglo Hispano

Gibraltar International Bank

Trusted Novus Bank Limited

A.M. Capurro

The Church of Scotland Trust

Admiral Insurance Group PLC

Acasta Insurance Company

Raj Limited (Marble Arc)

B&B 11 Limited

Finsbury Trust

Work highlights

  • Acted for the Church of Scotland Trust on the private sale of St. Andrew Church in Gibraltar, a heritage listed building.
  • Assisted Finsbury Trust with its purchase of Hambro House, which was sold by way of a tender process conducted by the Bank for an undisclosed figure.
  • Advised Admiral Insurance Group on a multi-year commercial lease within a prominent commercial and retail area in Gibraltar.